Belize Hotels & Resorts with Overwater Bungalows

Cayo Espanto is luxurious private island near Ambergris Caye
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It goes without saying that often when someone thinks of overwater bungalows, the places that first come to mind are Fiji, Tahiti, or the Maldives. But getting there takes forever and you better be flushed with cash! So why needlessly take a trip around the world when you can stay at an overwater bungalow in Belize with easy access to the world’s second-largest coral reef!

Yes, you read that right. Belize has hotels and resorts with over water bungalows and villas!

Top 5 Overwater Bungalows in Belize

Although Belize is mostly known for beach resorts and jungle lodges, the country has a few places that offer an array of overwater bungalow suites and villas with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Granted, there aren’t many options, but a few do exist, and thankfully I’ve curated a list of the top 5 for you. So start packing!

1. Cayo Espanto Island Resort

Ambergris Caye Belize Overwater Bungalow

Located just 3 miles away from Ambergris Caye, Cayo Espanto is a private 4-acre island that is the ultimate retreat for anyone seeking pampered relaxation, privacy, and world-class service. This luxury resort is the priciest on this list but it’s for good reason – it’s known as a celebrity hotspot hosting celebrities and billionaires such as Tiger Woods and Bill Gates. Along with overwater bungalows for couples, the resort also has overwater villas for families.

2. Thatch Caye Resort

Belize overwater bungalows with Caribbean Sea views

Located off the coast of Dangriga in Southern Belize, Thatch Caye Resort offers the perfect getaway for couples looking for romance or friends seeking some bonding time. The resort is limited to no more than 30 guests at a time and aims to offer a private island experience to satisfy any person’s Caribbean vacation dreams. Along with 5 overwater bungalows, accommodations include 4 larger casitas with rooftop patios and a family villa on stilts above the sea.

3. Tobacco Caye Paradise

Overwater Bungalows in Caribbean Colors

Considered one of the best bargain hotels in Belize by TripAdvisor readers, Tobacco Caye Paradise is located on Tobacco Caye, one of the tiniest islands in Belize. On any given day, give or take, the island has a population of about just 25 people, plus how many travelers are residing in the handful of small guesthouses at the time. Tobacco Caye Paradise is one of those places and offers rustic over-the-water bungalows that are painted in bright Caribbean colors. There are 5 one-bedroom beach cabanas, and 1 two-bedroom beach cabanas for families.

4. Coco Plum Island Resort

Belize Overwater Villa near Dangriga

Also located off the coast of Dangriga, Coco Plum Island Resort is a great choice for couples and friends interested in an all-inclusive resort in Belize that is adults only! The resort consists of a beach-front restaurant and bar, a few cabanas, and a large overwater villa (for a minimum of 4 persons and a maximum of 6 persons) that makes visitors feel like they’re staying on a secluded island. Bonus: you’re near Glovers Reef, which is one of Belize’s three atolls.

5. St. George’s Caye Resort

Overwater Cabins at St. George's Caye Resort in Belize

St. George’s Caye Resort is a quick 30-minute boat ride from Belize City. The resort offers a semi-private island experience boasting no roads, no cars, and no crowds. For over-the-water accommodations, the resort offers a set of overwater cabanas with private porches and individual hammocks overlooking the Caribbean Sea. And if that’s not enough, you’ll be happy to know that St. George’s Caye is a historic location! The caye is where the Bayman warded off the final Spanish invasion on September 10th, 1798.

There you have it, 5 amazing overwater resorts and hotels in Belize that make for the perfect vacation. Do you have a favourite?



Reader Interactions


    • Lorenzo Gonzalez says

      Not at the beach. It’s too windy. For jungle excursion, if you use mosquito spray and wear a long sleeve shirt and pants for hiking—you’re good.

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